Maritime forum

Risk from contamination of marine environment in Pacific after Fukushima

Risk from contamination of marine environment in Pacific after Fukushima

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Following last year's meeting to assess the contamination of seafood in the Pacific and the appropriate measures to check imports into the EU the European Commission hosted another meeting of experts. It tool stock of the situation in the light of further measurements and analyses.

Outcome and Summary of Meeting

agenda

10.00

Introductions and welcome

European Commission DG MARE

10.30

Current state of the marine environment in the Pacific Ocean

Masanao Nakano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

11.00

an update of IRSN analysis and forecast of the contamination of the marine environment following the accident in Fukushima

including re-assessment of source term

Bruno Fievet (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire)

11.30

coffee

11.45

tracing pathways in the Pacific Ocean through ultra low-background radioactivity measurements

 Mikael Hult (European Commission Joint Research Centre)

12.00

 oceanic circulation in the area of Japan

 Corinne Derval (Mercator Ocean)

12.30

Sandwich lunch

14.00

Current state of Japanese fisheries

Joji Morishita (Japanese Fisheries Agency)

14.30

Analysis of sampling of contamination carried out in Pacific

Colin Miller (European Commission Joint Research Centre)

15.00

Analysis and risk assessment of Pacific sea life

Nicholas Fisher (University of  New York)

15.30

Coffee

15.45

Current import measures

European Commission DG SANCO

16.00

Discussion and conclusion as to what measures are appropriate for import of seafood from the Pacific

ALL

16.30

Close

Participants

Cristina

Amil Lopez

EC DG MARE

Richard

Bates

EC DG MARE

Derval

Corine

Mercator Ocean

Stefaan

Depypere

EC DG MARE

Bruno

Fievet

IRSN France

Nicolas

Fisher

State University of New York

Mikael

Hult

EC JRC

Osvath

Iolanda

IAEA EL

Pierre

Kockerols

EC JRC

Wataru

Komai

The Mission of Japan to the EU

Manuel

Martin Ramos

EC JRC

Colin

Millar

EC JRC

Joji

Morishita

Fisheries Agency MAFF, GOJ

Masanao

Nakano

Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Toshihiko

Ogushi

European Parliament

Lehodey

Patrick

CLS

Irina

Popescu

European Parliament

Torsten

Riedlinger

EC-DG ENTR

Hideshi

Semba

The Mission of Japan to the EU

Haruo

Tominaga

Fisheries Agency MAFF GOJ

Franz

Verstraete

EC DG SANCO

Stephan

Vrignaud

US Mission to EU

Gaku

Yoda

The Mission of Japan to the EU

summary of previous meeting

Last updated date: : 
Sunday, 12 August, 2012 - 13:38
Calendar date: 
Monday, 15 October, 2012 - 10:00 to 16:00